Journey to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Guidance Computer

Journey to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Guidance Computer

by Eldon C. Hall, E. Hall
     
 

ISBN-10: 156347185X

ISBN-13: 9781563471858

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

evolution of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Mr. Hall contends that the development of the Apollo computer supported and motivated the semiconductor industry during a time when integrated circuits were just emerging. This was the period just before the electronics revolution that gave birth to modern computers. In addition, the book recalls the history of computer

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evolution of the Apollo Guidance Computer, Mr. Hall contends that the development of the Apollo computer supported and motivated the semiconductor industry during a time when integrated circuits were just emerging. This was the period just before the electronics revolution that gave birth to modern computers. In addition, the book recalls the history of computer technology, both hardware and software, and the applications of digital computing to missile guidance systems and manned spacecraft. The book also offers graphics and photos drawn from the Draper Laboratories' archives that illustrate the technology and related events during the Apollo project. Written for experts as well as lay persons, Journey to the Moon is the first book of its kind and a must for anyone interested in the history of science and the relevance of computer technology to space exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563471858
Publisher:
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
226
Sales rank:
449,882
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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